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Photo of the Day: Kensington Market

Photo of the Day, Kensington Market, Toronto
September 26, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's most beloved cultural hotspots, Kensington Market easily ranks on most Torontonians' list of most interesting neighbourhoods. For some it is the food, and for others it is the ... read more

Alex Chapman Retires and a New Era Begins at UNION31

September 25, 2014 4:45 pm | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
For the past three decades, UNION31 has created beautiful interiors for condos, offices, stores, and homes in Toronto and abroad. Over the past several years UrbanToronto has reported on many of ... read more

Public Invited to Learn About and Discuss Wayfinding in Toronto

City of Toronto, Wayfinding
September 25, 2014 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Wayfinding is vitally important when we navigate through areas we are unfamiliar with, or where our normal routes are diverted temporarily. With plenty of construction projects tearing up ... read more

U of T Daniels Architecture Announces 2014-2015 Lectures

U of T John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Toronto
September 25, 2014 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, to move next year from their current home at Huron and College to a restored and expanded facility at Spadina and College, has ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Moss Park Skyline

Throwback Thursday, Toronto skyline, Moss Park
September 25, 2014 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto skyline's impressive growth over the past several years has made for some pretty cool photo comparisons in our weekly Throwback Thursday feature, and today we return with another look ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014 7:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford attacks Tory’s credentials in impromptu news conference; Brampton council puts off issue of misspending by mayor; Rob Ford had city-funded driver drop him off at ... read more

Photo of the Day: Curved and Broken Glass

Photo of the Day, Loblaws, CityPlace, Toronto
September 25, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The juxtaposition of old and new is something we see a lot of in Toronto, where new development and historic building stock are often situated side by side. Concord CityPlace, despite being built ... read more

Daniels Bringing Big Changes to Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway

Erin Mills, Kirkor Architects, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto
September 24, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The revitalization of the Erin Mills Town Centre shopping mall in Mississauga is no longer the only major construction project at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway, ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture: D'Arcy Jones

Ryerson University Architecture Lecture, D'arcy Jones
September 24, 2014 2:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Thursday, September 25, 2014 Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science will continue their ongoing series of architecture lectures with a talk by Vancouver-based ... read more

Concert Properties Bringing The Kip District to Kipling and Dundas

The Kip District, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
September 24, 2014 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since Concert Properties' 2013 purchase of the former Canadian Tire location at 5365 Dundas Street West adjacent to Kipling subway and GO station in Etobicoke, many have been wondering what ... read more

Construction Under Way on BMO Field Expansion

BMO Field Expansion, Gensler, MLSE, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment
September 24, 2014 11:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since its founding in 2006, Major League Soccer's Toronto FC has attracted an ever-growing, die-hard fan base. Their home stadium, BMO Field, has become one of the liveliest venues in the league ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford makes debut in raucous Toronto mayoral debate; A Brief History of the Legendary El Mocambo; GTA home buyers prefer walkable neighbourhoods; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunny Day on Market Street

Photo of the Day, Market Street
September 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are enjoying some beautiful weather this week, and people across the city are soaking in the rays on Toronto's many patios, including the several found on the recently revitalized Market ... read more

EllisDon Innovating With Concrete To Yield More Interesting Forms

SCC Under Pressure Teams (CNW Group/EllisDon Corporation)
September 23, 2014 4:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Over the past six decades, EllisDon has built some of Canada's most significant buildings, including the SkyDome, and many of the projects we follow these days on UrbanToronto are being built by ... read more

Province to Allow Wood Frame Buildings up to Six Storeys

wood framed construction, OBC
September 23, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise developments are becoming increasingly common in Toronto, thanks in part to new municipal guidelines encouraging intensification of the city's arterial roads, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014 11:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford showing limited voter appeal as Tory widens lead in Toronto race; Zombie Walk needs cash to stay alive; Toronto’s Beaches vs. Beach debate reopened; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Searchlights in the Rain

Photo of the Day, searchlights, rain
September 23, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Summer has come to an end, and cool rainy weather is once again the norm. Though this type of weather may not be everyone's favourite, photographers are taking advantage of the moody ... read more

Freed Celebrates the Start of Construction on Sixty Colborne

Johnson Chou, Peter Clewes, Ryan Rabinovich, Peter Freed, Jeff Murva, Silke Stad
September 22, 2014 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Peter Freed and his firm Freed Developments along with Carttera Private Equities celebrated the start of construction on their distinctive Sixty Colborne on September 18 at the site of the ... read more

Schools and Community Centre Coming to CityPlace Neighbourhood

Block 31, Railway Lands, ZAS Architects Inc., Toronto, CityPlace
September 22, 2014 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of Toronto's railway lands has almost been completely realized over the past several years, but a few key elements are left to be built before this burgeoning community can grow ... read more

New Phases to Add on to ELAD's Emerald City Community

Emerald City condos, ELAD Canada, WZMH Architects, Toronto
September 22, 2014 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New high-rises continue to transform Toronto's once-suburban areas with new growth and vitality. The Don Mills and Sheppard area is one of these communities going through some major changes, ... read more